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WHO WE ARE

NCDC ASSISTS CATHOLIC ORGANIZATIONS IN THE MINISTRY OF PHILANTHROPY BY EMPOWERING MEMBERS TO PROMOTE OUR COMMON GOSPEL MISSION, INSPIRE OUR COMMUNITIES AND BETTER OUR WORLD.

The National Catholic Development Conference is a community for those who have been called to the ministry of fundraising. Our ministry is first and foremost about relationships. It is about being of one heart and one mind. It is about our relationship to God, to the mission of Jesus, and to all our brothers and sisters. It is an invitation to build communities of faith, hope, and love. Jesus taught us that we cannot do it alone, we all need communities of support and a place to find our common voice.

We are the United States’ largest membership association of charitable religious fundraisers. Our nonprofit membership consists of religious communities of men and women, shrines, social service agencies, schools, parishes, dioceses, seminaries and international relief agencies. Corporate partnership is available to businesses wishing to promote the interests and purposes of the Conference.

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OUR COMMUNITY

The National Catholic Development Conference is the community for those in the ministry of fundraising. For 50 years, we have been the voice of the Catholic fundraising community, connecting Catholic fundraisers with one another, providing top-level resources and programming for furthering fundraising missions, and setting the standard for the highest level of ethical fundraising.

Our community includes development directors, executives, department directors, and staff from religious organizations from around the United States and the world. Their development efforts support the ministries of religious communities of men and women, social service agencies, shrines, schools, parishes, dioceses, seminaries, and international relief agencies.

Members are able to connect with hundreds of others in the ministry of fundraising while also supporting the mission of NCDC to represent all Catholic fundraisers.  

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DANIEL CHINN

NCDC is a wonderful opportunity to meet other individuals passionate about the Church and promoting the missions of their organizations. Each attendee truly believes they are doing God's work."

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TERRY GRAVES

“[The NCDC conference is a] great opportunity for learning, networking and sharing ideas. I left feeling informed, motivated, and inspired. Thanks NCDC for a great conference!"

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ADVOCACY

The National Catholic Development Conference is the recognized voice of the Catholic fundraising community in the United States. Because of this NCDC actively engages in coalitions and alliances to further the common good of the nonprofit sector, and more specifically the interests of the religious and Catholic institutions, agencies and organizations that are its members.

We also advocate for ethical, accountable and professional fundraising best practices within the Catholic Church.

We strongly promote fundraising as a recognized ministry of the church.

The following are some of the issues that NCDC addresses, most often in collaboration with others:

  • Protection of the nonprofit and particularly the religious exemption at federal and state levels
  • Continuation of tax incentives for charitable giving including: tax deductions for charitable giving, IRA Rollover for charitable gifts exemption, and preservation of estate taxes
  • Support of self-regulation in the nonprofit sector as opposed to additional regulation and oversight at the state and federal levels, including individual or institutional certification requirements
  • Excessive registration requirements and fees for fundraising efforts, and more specifically annuity programs
  • Affordable postal rates and reasonable postal requirements and delivery services
  • Appropriate regulation of exemptions for noncash gifts
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